5 of the Best Cafes in London
I love London, and I love its cafes, so I decided that I should probably write a list of my top 5 favourite cafes in London. I’m always too awkward to take photos of those really beautiful cafes in London. You know, all of those ones that are all over Instagram with floral window decorations. Those ones everyone has heard of – Peggy Porshcen, Dominique Ansel etc. However, here are some of the best cafes I’ve been to in London.
1) Lavender House Cafe.
This is one of those cafes I could spend all afternoon in. It’s a cute cafe with delicious looking cakes and equally delicious hot chocolates. Since I’ve been staying in Bromley, and this cafe is just around the corner from me, I’ve visited there probably more than I should have. They have a good variety of food and drinks and they have macarons!
2) The English Rose Cafe and Tea Shop.
I used to go past this place all the time on the bus when it was called ‘Cafe Bella Maria’. I always thought that it looked like a really good cafe. Finally, I got the chance to go there and since then it has been one of my favourite cafes to frequent. Unfortunately, these holidays I haven’t had the chance to go there, however, I plan on going there before I head home. I need a tea and scone fix asap! The last time I went there they had a teapot tower – it was really amazing! I also like their decor.
3) Dominique Ansel.
I wasn’t going to include one of those really big, established brands on here, but I decided I absolutely had to. It’s too tempting not to. I love the selection of yummy bad foods available at Dominque Ansel, and their hot chocolate is divine – real chocolate. Omg so good. Another reason why I had to include Dominique Ansel is that I visited there with my friend, Sally, when I lived in London, and also I visited the Tokyo branch back in July last year.
4) Station 26.
This place is in Brixton, and, also although it is more of a restaurant than a cafe, I had to include in this list. They had a really nice looking window of cakes and cheesecakes when I went, and even though I didn’t get one, I debated seriously with myself about whether to get one. I wish I got a photo of their cheesecake. It looked amazing.
This is another one I’m not sure I can call a cafe, but I will anyway because they do a mean hot chocolate! This is another place where the hot choccie is real chocolate. It is delicious. I think I will have to try to go back again before I go home. By the looks of things, I’m going to have to visit a lot of places again before I leave. This is another place that has amazing and incredible decor.
So, there are my 5 favourite cafes in London! What do you think of it? Would you add any onto it?
Have you been to any of these cafes?
Do you have any cafes in London, or where you live, that you love?
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